Planning to get a GPU at the Christmas time, but then when I think about it, by that time, a new series of Nvidia or AMD cards should be released. Personally I can't afford the high-end cards, I am more interested on the mid-range cards, like the GTX 760 or the 760 Ti. Do you think it's worth the wait to wait for "big" kepler?
if you are going to wait for mid range 7xx series, you have just uner a years wait before its going to be released. so whatever your actions are, its going to be a long time if you picked this route, it seems like it was only yesterday that the 660ti/660 were released.
amd will definately by then release their entire suite(except the possibility of an 8990) by then. nvidia on the other hand is only a chance, as their mid range cards were released this september, and if it was june-august, the card hasn't felt a full years release yet, but who knows, I dont decide when they release the cards.
wait for the AMD 8k cards. and let the first 2 nvidia cards get released: 780 and 770. with that information, you should be able to estimate the rough approx performance you would expect from a 760(or 760ti if they decided to run one.) then make your decision.
I see. I also heard of rumors that the GTX 760 Ti have the same amount of CUDA cores as the GTX 680 have, and its based on the Gk114 chip. I hope the "big" kepler cards can compete with AMD on computing. The Geforce 600 series was just so bad at it.
power consumption wont drop until there is an entire chip fabrication change. the 7xx series will most likely use more power. Don't expect a decrease in power consumption until the die gets smaller. (its currently at 28nm)
Uhh, then i can't get like a GTX 760 Ti then... My power supply is probably too low for it. You can see it in my signature.
i don't think 760Ti will use big chip like GK110. chip such as GK110 will most like land on nvidia flagship card like 780. there are rumors that upcoming 760 Ti will be based on GK114. if this is true power consumption wise 760Ti will not consume more than power than GTX680. and that's not counting tweaking that nvidia might done to the chip to further drop the power consumption of the chip. if they did we will most likely to see a higher clocked chip (hence more performance) for the same power consumption